SickleSage: No one should take non-scientific polls very seriously. While those numbers MAY reflect general attitudes towards the game in Japan, its not likely that they do.
I can tell you from what I heard on the beta forums (but this will be hearsay at best). They thought pretty much the same thing we did. They thought some aspects of the game were decent and could be built upon, but that the game as a whole was not so good. Again, this is second hand information, so take it as you will.
WoW -- Zaia -- Dragonmaw -- Mage 80 BABY! Alchemy 450
Also... Hunter 62, Rogue 52, Warrior 66, Warlock 43, Death Knight 70, Shaman Who Cares? ;)
FFXI -- Caia -- Retired/Deleted -- Blm 75, Alchemy 97
Pandimonium server - Rank 10 - Bastok
Zaela Rdm -- 35, Alchemy 45 -- Forced into retirement because I didn't have the right kind of credit card. Hope it was worth 18 bucks a month, SE.